03.03.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x Flexfit: “Skate Heads” by Zenga Bros

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I’m excited to finally announce the official release of “Skate Heads” our art/skate film, directed by Vancouver-based Zenga Bros. This film is part of an ongoing collaboration between Booooooom and Flexfit, to give emerging creators a chance turn a dream project into reality.

In the Zenga Bros own words:

“Skate Heads was a way to combine a bunch of things we really like: mobile living spaces, DIY skateboarding and ECCENTRIFING THE WORLD! It’s about bringing something unexpected into the streets and having a rad time.

Skateboarding is inherently about adapting and repurposing the urban landscape, but somehow even skateboarding can settle into a complacent state, where certain approaches become the norm. When street skating first started it was weird and abrasive, and that’ll always be there with wheels rattling down the sidewalk, but it’s good to remind ourselves to maintain a sense of foolishness, exploration and wonder; that is skateboarding. For us, making a backyard ramp was the ultimate form of creating our own adventure playground. Skate Heads has been a continuation of that.”

 

 

 

 

03.03.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Olek

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There were two artists that worked exclusively with yarn at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival: Hot Tea (Minnesota), and Olek (New York). The video below captures Olek as she crochets a beautiful canoe using materials generously provided by Anthropologie. I like the part where she says “my work is never completed, the reaction completes my work”.

Watch the video below.

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02.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: José González “Leaf Off / The Cave”

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So many strange moments in this video for José González, directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. Apparently this weird church is a real place in Sweden, and the portraits in this video are of members of the congregation. Watch the video below.

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26.02.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: “Waterballet – Shortcutz” by Artist Kamiel Rongen

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Apparently this was filmed inside a fish bowl, but I honestly have no idea what I’m looking at. It feels real (whatever that means). This audio visual experiment is part of filmmaker and musician Kamiel Rongen’s Hyde Park project. The artist describes these works as a series of landscapes. Watch the video below.

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25.02.15 by Jeff

Nicolas Jaar Re-Scores 1969 Armenian Avant-Garde Film “The Color Of Pomegranates”

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Nicolas Jaar fans will love this. The acclaimed New York-based musician has uploaded an Armenian avant-garde film from 1969, called “The Color Of Pomegranates”, to Youtube along with his own original score. Watch the full film below.

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25.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Content Mass Consumption Society

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This installation by Kento Fukuda is a simple yet effective combination of mixed media and projection. A room full of Japanese pop culture, and various animations by the artist featured on the walls and scattered laptops and monitors. The piece is about the overwhelming consumption of media, be it financial goods or online information. Video embedded below.

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24.02.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Toro y Moi

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The Creator Class has just released the final video in their five-part documentary series, A New Breed. This one features an introspective Chaz Bundick aka Toro y Moi, discussing his creative process. Really enjoyed the slower pace and cinematography in this one. Watch it below.

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24.02.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Joywave “Somebody New”

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New video for Joywave by director Keith Schofield (he always makes the best videos) gets progressively weirder as it goes. Watch the video for “Somebody New” below!

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